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Listen to free audio books and poetry recordings! This library of audio books and poetry features digital recordings and MP3's from the Naropa Poetics Audio Archive, LibriVox, Project Gutenberg, Maria Lectrix, and Internet Archive users.

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Feb 28, 2004 Rawle Jackman
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A short spoken word experimental piece placed to music. Poem written by me, with music created in Apple's Soundtrack.
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Topic: Spoken Word
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May 23, 2004 The Ear Reverends
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from: Wrong Notes - the music blog of the Ear Reverends (at http://earreverends.com/notes ). Another piece created originally for Wrong Notes.
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Jul 5, 2004 John Robinson
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Love Letters Unsent to People Unmet, a book of poetry - read unabridged on Disc 1, author's commentary on Disc 2.
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Topics: Spoken Word, Audiobook - Poetry
Source: http://www.onetusk.com
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Nov 11, 2004 hurlantenova
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french poetry for punk drunk junk lovers
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Topic: literature and society
Source: hurlantenova
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Nov 19, 2004 Taylor, Steven
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Second half of a Steven Taylor lecture on the history of music, beginning with music in ancient Egypt, Sumer, and Greece and moving on to the evolution of music in European countries. He discusses the Greek modes and plays examples of music from different periods. The lecture ends with a recording of an Ed Sanders musical setting of a latin phrase. (Continued from 86P052)
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First half of an Allen Ginsberg workshop for On the road: The Jack Kerouac conference, sponsored by the Naropa Institute. Ginsberg discusses word choices, vividness, juxtaposition, sound, epics, the concept of "first thought, best thought" and Buddhism. (Continues on 82P316B)
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Nov 20, 2004 Ginsberg, Allen; McClure, Michael
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Second half of a reading with Allen Ginsberg and Michael McClure, featuring Ginsberg songs "Guru Blues," and "Gospel Noble Truths," a few Ginsberg poems, and two poems by McClure. (Continued from 76p107.)
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Topics: New American Poetry, West Coast poetry, beat movement, music and literature
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Nov 21, 2004 Ginsberg, Allen; Taylor, Steven; Waldman, Anne
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An Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman and Steven Taylor performance. Waldman reads "Artemis," Mother's curse," "Thoughts of the dolphin," "Duality," and other poems. Ginsberg reads his poetry and sings William Blake poetry and other songs. Taylor provides musical accompaniment.
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Nov 21, 2004 Blaser, Robin; Brown, Lee Ann; Ginsberg, Allen; Schelling, Andrew; Taylor, Steven
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First third of an Allen Ginsberg reading of "Pup Tent," "Newt Gingrich," "Skeleton Key," and new words to "Amazing Grace," followed with an introduction by Andrew Schelling of Robin Blaser and Lee Ann Brown reading "Even on Sunday," "Let Down Thy Bars," three versions of "Amazing Grace," "Resistance Play," "A Present Bow
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Dec 1, 2004 Monk, Meredith
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Meredith Monk, composer, singer, director, choreographer, performs Our Lady of Late. Monk's vocals are accompanied by wine glass and percussion.
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Dec 1, 2004 Charters, Ann; Ginsberg, Allen
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Allen Ginsberg and Ann Charters class on Jack Kerouac and Russian Futurists, discussing Kerouac's method of revision, his five-cent notebooks, his book Old Angel Midnight, methods of composition, his 1956-1959 notebooks, James Joyce's Molly Bloom and Finnegan's Wake, Buddhist Shakespearean plays, Kerouac's On the Road scroll, Visions of Cody and Dharma Bums, and a short discussion of the Russian Futurists.
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Dec 1, 2004 Ginsberg, Allen; Taylor, Steven
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Second half of a performance with Steven Taylor, Anne Waldman, Paula Gunn Allen, and Allen Ginsberg. Taylor opens singing several songs including "London" by William Blake, set to music by Tuli Kupferberg. Waldman reads excerpts from Iovis and Kaliyuga Blues. Paula Gunn Allen's performance includes "Never cry uncle," "Heyoka (Coyote tale)," "Koshkalaka (Ceremonial dyke)," "That's a switch or so she said," and "Quien es que anda (Who is it...
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Dec 1, 2004 Jason Ruby & Paul Scherzinger
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The Delta Park Project | Comedy Podcast | Episode 4 Song of the week Monster Defense Hometown News High Speed Paul Poem of the Week Delta Park Project Website
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Topics: Comedy, Podcast
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Dec 2, 2004 Ginsberg, Allen; Whalen, Philip
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First half of a class by Allen Ginsberg on "Spontaneous Poetics." Discussion includes meditation and poetry with William Carlos Williams's "Thursday" as an example. Ginsberg discusses Indian poetry, Paris and Henri Micheaux, William Blake's "Tierza," Gertrude Stein, and political disillusionment. (Continues on 76p076.)
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Topics: New American Poetry, New York School, West Coast poetry, spiritualism and literature, beat...
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Dec 2, 2004 Ginsberg, Allen; Taylor, Steven; Waldman, Anne
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First half of a poetry reading at Naropa Institute with Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, Amiri Baraka, and Steven Taylor performing songs. Ginsberg reads "Howl" and "Footnote to Howl." Taylor sings "The virus will take one in ten" and "As I walked out one morning." Waldman reads "May I speak thus" and other poems. Baraka reads "The mind of the president," "The best kept secret," "Masked angel costume," "Changes...
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Allen Ginsberg lecture on expansive poetics, focusing on the influences of Walt Whitman. He discusses Surrealism, Albert Einstein, Whitman, Federico Garcia Lorca, Paul Klebnikov, Christopher Smart, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Hart Crane and Edgar Allen Poe. Ginsberg reads Lorca's "Ode to Salvador Dali," Whitman's "Reversals," "Respondez" and "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry," Klebnikov's "Menagerie," Smart's "Rejoice of the lamb," and...
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First half of a class with Allen Ginsberg discussing vividness and close observation in writing, particularly the writers who do it, including Walt Whitman, haiku, Jack Kerouac, Reznikoff, Imagists and William Carlos Williams. Ends with Ginsberg reading a poem that was a partial model for "Howl."(Continues on 86p306B.)
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Topics: New American Poetry, beat movement, Buddhism, consciousness and literature
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Dec 4, 2004 Ginsberg, Allen; Lande, Art
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Allen Ginsberg sings at the West End Tavern in Boulder, Colorado, accompanied by a jazz ensemble with Art Lande. Highlights include "Hum bom," "Put down your cigarette rag (Don't smoke)," and "Sickness blues."
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Dec 5, 2004 Ginsberg, Allen
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An Allen Ginsberg workshop featuring student poetry readings. There is also a discussion about style and ordinary mind. This workshop took place during the 1982 Jack Kerouac Conference at the Naropa Institute.
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Topics: New American Poetry, beat movement, Buddhism, spirituality and literature
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Second half of an Allen Ginsberg workshop for On the road: The Jack Kerouac conference, sponsored by the Naropa Institute. Ginsberg discusses rhythm, poetry and rhyme. The workshop ends with a question and answer session. (Continued from 82P316B)
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Dec 8, 2004 Jason Ruby & Paul Scherzinger
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The Delta Park Project | Episode 5 | Comedy Podcast Cartoon Clip of the Week (Moonites Prank Call) High Speed Paul Anna News Ronnie Poem of the week Delta Park Project Website
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Topics: Comedy, Podcast
Source: Podcast
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Dec 10, 2004 Ginsberg, Allen
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First half of an Allen Ginsberg lecture on English and American lyric poetry. Ginsberg reads William Blake's "Let the brothels of paris be opened," "The gray monk," "The Mask of anarchy," "The ballad of Sir Patrick Spense," "The Holy land of walsingham" and "Weep you no more, sad fountains," followed by Thomas Wyatt's "My lute awake," "Forget not yet," "They flee from me," "Gasgoyne's lullaby"...
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Dec 10, 2004 Ginsberg, Allen; Taylor, Steven; Waldman, Anne
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First half of a reading with Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, and Michael McClure with musical accompaniment by Steven Taylor. Ginsberg sings two songs and reads "Plutonium ode," "Guru blues," and other selections. Waldman's performance includes "Her night" and "De sueno al sueno." (Continued on 89P163)
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Dec 10, 2004 Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche; Ginsberg, Allen; Rome, David; Waldman, Anne
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First half of a reading by Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and William S. Burroughs. Ginsberg reads "Ayer's rock," "December 1974," "Hospital window," "C'mon Jack," "Don't grow old" and "Father death blues." Waldman reads "Musical garden," "Energy crisis," "Boulder poem" and "Shaman hisses." David Rome reads Trungpa's "Song of the white banner," "Letter to...
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Dec 10, 2004 Ginsberg, Allen; Hawkins, Bobbie Louise; Hollo, Anselm; Waldman, Anne
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A reading at the Boulder Theater with Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldman, with introductions by Bobbie Louise Hawkins and Anselm Hollo. Included in this reading are Ginsberg's "After the Big Parade" and the first reading of "Fall of America." Waldman, Steven Taylor and Elliot Greenspan perform works from Iovis. (Continued from 91p070.)
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Topics: New American Poetry, beat movement, performance poetry
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Dec 10, 2004 Aebi, Irene; Elmslie, Kenward; Hawkins, Bobbie Louise; Lacy, Steve; Owen, Maureen; Patton, Julie; Regan, Max; Taylor, Steven; To
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Panel discussion on the visual arts and perfection including the vision between amateurs and professionals, poetry and prose happening anywhere, black prayer meetings and improvising with words, and keeping the world safe for poetry.
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Dec 14, 2004 Jason Ruby & Paul Scherzinger
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Delta Park Project | Episode 6 Song of the Week Hometown News Delta Park Amazon Shopping List Cartoon Clip of the Week Celebrity Update 5 Worst Xmas Songs Monster Defense Poem of the Week Delta Park Project Website
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Topics: Comedy, Podcast
Source: Podcast
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Second half of a class with Allen Ginsberg discussing vividness and close observation in writing, particularly the writers who do it, including Walt Whitman, haiku, Jack Kerouac, Charles Reznikoff, Imagists and William Carlos Williams. Ends with Ginsberg reading a poem that was a partial model for "Howl."(Continued from 86p306A.)
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Topics: New American Poetry, beat movement, Buddhism, consciousness and literature
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Dec 23, 2004 Ginsberg, Allen
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Ginsberg class on Emily Dickinson and Gregory Corso. He talks about the recent invasion of Grenada by the United States, then improvises a poem about the invasion and discusses it. Ginsberg talks about the poetry of Gregory Corso and Emily Dickinson and the connection between the two. He reads Dickinson's "Before I got my eye put out" and "A bird came down to the walk."
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Dec 24, 2004 Ginsberg, Allen
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First half of a class by Allen Ginsberg on William Carlos Williams and prosody. Included are discussions on Williams's poems: "Thursday," "To Elsie," "Horned Purple," and "The Term." This class also covers the importance of Williams to Robert Creeley and Williams's translations from Chinese. (Continues on 76p051, currently not available.)
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Topics: New American Poetry, Black Mountain School, beat movement, Buddhism, consciousness and literature,...
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Allen Ginsberg class on Beat literary history of the 1950's discussing student sketches, the first manuscript of "Howl," and Burroughs's early work including The Yage Letters and "Roosevelt after inauguration." Part 17 of a 20 part series.
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Jan 2, 2005 Jason Ruby & Paul Scherzinger
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The Detla Park Project | Comedy Podcast Episode 2 Cartoon Clip of the Week High Speed Paul Ronnie: Craig T Nelson Montana Police Blotter Musical Guest: Zachary Allen Poem of the Week: Capri Sun Delta Park Project Website
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Topics: Comedy, Podcast
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Jan 8, 2005 Ginsberg, Allen
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First half of a class with Allen Ginsberg reading and discussing the work of Walt Whitman and William Wordsworth, focusing on their later work. Ginsberg reads examples of Whitman's prose and poems, including "Sands at Seventy," Wordsworth's "Tintern Abbey," and examples of Wordsworth's "bad poetry." Ginsberg also reads and discusses Wordsworth's sonnets in favor of capital punishment, "Sonnets on the Punishment of Death." (Continues on 76p072.)
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Topics: New American Poetry, beat movement, political poetry, transcendental poetry
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Jan 8, 2005 Ginsberg, Allen
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A class in Ed Sanders's "Investigative Poetics" series, led by Allen Ginsberg. Ginsberg discusses the contemporary political situation and the way in which political situations do and have interacted with poetry, with specific reference to the FBI, CIA, and Secret Service.
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Topic: political poetry
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Jan 9, 2005 Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche; Ginsberg, Allen
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The opening session of On the road: The Jack Kerouac conference sponsored by the Naropa Institute. Allen Ginsberg, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and others make welcoming remarks and introduce films that were shown at the event.
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Jan 11, 2005 Baraka, Amiri; Ginsberg, Allen; Waldman, Anne
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Second half of a panel on counter-poetics and opposition with Anne Waldman, Joanne Kyger, Amiri Baraka, Allen Ginsberg, and Peter Lamborn Wilson. Waldman begins by reading an excerpt from Columbus's journal describing how easy it will be to exploit the people of the Americas. She proposes a program for incorporating political activism into poetics. The panelists make individual statements about counter-poetics and move to more open discussion. They propose definitions for the term and look at...
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Jan 11, 2005 Baraka, Amiri; Ginsberg, Allen; Kyger, Joanne; Waldman, Anne; Wilson, Peter Lamborn
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First half of a panel on counter-poetics and opposition with Anne Waldman, Joanne Kyger, Amiri Baraka, Allen Ginsberg, and Peter Lamborn Wilson. Waldman begins by reading an excerpt from Columbus's journal describing how easy it will be to exploit the people of the Americas. She proposes a program for incorporating political activism into poetics. The panelists make individual statements about counter-poetics and move to more open discussion. They propose definitions for the term and look at...
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Jan 12, 2005 Ginsberg, Allen; Whalen, Philip
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Allen Ginsberg discusses "Aboriginal Poetics": the children's songs, migration songs, and funeral songs of the aboriginal population of Australia. He performs chants with aboriginal songsticks, including one written to protest the Vietnam War. The tape concludes with a reading and discussion of Vachel Lindsay's rhythmic poem "The Congo."
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Topics: New American Poetry, beat movement, incantation, language and culture, preliterate culture, oral...
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Jan 13, 2005 Ginsberg, Allen
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Allen Ginsberg discusses early 20th century French modernism, focusing on the poetry of Guillaume Apollinaire and Jules Laforgue, and the paintings of Paul Cezanne and the Cubists.
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Topics: beat movement, protest poetry, literature and society, technology and literature
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Jan 30, 2005 Visitor
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Come gather round people wherever you roam and admit that the waters around you have grown and accept it that soon you'll be drenched to the bone if your time to you is worth saving then you'd better start swimming or you'll sink like a stone for the times they are a blazin' Come writers and artists who prophesize with your zen the very essence of life one must defend we must call out the lies while earth can still spin and every living soul time is now naming our planet cannot allow further...
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Topic: protest poetry
Source: Audio from Video
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Feb 2, 2005 drew Roberts
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Recording of There's A Girl by drew Roberts on October 12th. 2004. There's A Girl was written by drew Roberts in 2003.
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Topic: Spoken Word
Source: SM58-MG16/6FX-mobosound-rezound under linux
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Feb 3, 2005 Charters, Ann; Ginsberg, Allen
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Allen Ginsberg and Ann Charters class discussing and reading from Russian Futurists. Topics include Sergei Esenin's book Confessions of a Hooligan, Vladimir Mayakovsky's poem "A Cloud in trousers," Mayakovsky's biography and prison story, rebellion's relationship to Punk, utopian heroic Communism, linguistic exploration, and Lenin and Trotsky on Russia's $150 million loan.
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Feb 9, 2005 Coolidge, Clark
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A Clark Coolidge lecture about jazz, including a discussion about his musical background accompanied by recordings of old jazz records.
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Topics: Jazz, New American Poetry, music and literature, Language School
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Feb 14, 2005 Ginsberg, Allen
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Allen Ginsberg talks about writing techniques. At the beginning of the workshop, he describes the Naropa custom of bowing to begin an event. This workshop took place during the 1982 Jack Kerouac Conference at the Naropa Institute.
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Feb 16, 2005 Wilson, Peter Lamborn
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Second half of a Peter Lamborn Wilson lecture on hermetic linguistics. Wilson discusses schools of thinking based on a mistrust of words, including Nietzsche's anti-linguistics, The Will to Power, and John Zerzan's Elements of Refusal. He looks at modernist and avant-garde poetry as an assault on language. Wilson also discusses mystical approaches to language, including the map of the cosmos with God-letters at the center, the function of the imagination, the ability of words to shatter...
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Feb 16, 2005 Waldman, Anne
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Second half of the final class from Anne Waldman's month-long series on female writers, "Some Women Writers," during the summer of 1977, primarily consisting of student presentations. Each student reports on a subject that they have chosen for further study and then presents that subject to the entire class. Waldman makes a few closing remarks and reads from Gertrude Stein's "Why do you feel differently?" (Continued from 77P083)
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Mar 12, 2005 Ginsberg, Allen; Taylor, Steven; Waldman, Anne
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Second half of a performance of music and poetry by Steven Taylor, Anne Waldman, and Allen Ginsberg. Waldman performs "Bardo corridor" and other poems. Ginsberg and Taylor sing "Infant joy" and "The Tiger" by William Blake. Ginsberg reads and sings his own work, including "Spot anger" and many others. (Continued from 88P017)
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Mar 20, 2005 Ginsberg, Allen; Waldman, Anne
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Anne Waldman and Allen Ginsberg lecture on dharma poetics, including discussions of Lewis Carroll and six impossible ideas before breakfast, poetry as Siddhi, the importance of writers making connections, writing from inside one's own death, Bodhissattva vows and human compassion, poetry as sacrament, the founding of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, and various anecdotes. The lecture ends with Ginsberg reciting the Prajna Paramita sutra.
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Mar 22, 2005 Ferlinghetti, Lawrence; Taylor, Steven; Wilson, Peter Lamborn
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A Peter Lamborn Wilson and Lawrence Ferlinghetti reading with Wilson discussing Harry Smith in a talk he calls, "Praying in darkness." Wilson also discusses Chinese shamanism. Ferlinghetti reads with musical accompaniment by Steven Taylor. They perform "The greedy blues" and "The breeding blues," followed by a series of poems. The reading ends with "Are there not still fireflies" and "Rivers of light."
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Literary History of the Beat Generation, Class #13, taught by Allen Ginsberg. Topics covered: Kerouac's sketching in "Book of Dreams" and "Visions of Cody."
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Mar 29, 2005 Galba, Marti Joan de (-1490) Martorell, Joanot (1415-1480) Rudder, Robert S.
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"Tirant lo Blanc is the best European novel of the fifteenth century," says Damaso Alonso in his excellent study.(1) Miguel de Cervantes, writing from the 17th century, affirms: "as far as style is concerned, this is the best book in the world."(2) If this is so, why has the novel all but disappeared from view?
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Topics: Spoken Word, Audiobook - Fiction
Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/378
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Mar 31, 2005 Coolidge, Clark; Creeley, Robert; Hawkins, Bobbie Louise; Hollo, Anselm
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A reading at the Boulder Theater by Clark Coolidge and Robert Creeley with introductions by Bobbie Louise Hawkins and Anselm Hollo. The readings include Coolidge's "City in Regard" and Creeley's "So There," "O Max," "Life," "Helsinki Window," "The Seasons" and "Body." (Continues on 91p071.)
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Topics: New American Poetry, beat movement, performance poetry
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Apr 10, 2005 Edward Sterling Wright
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In de mornin' & Jes gib him one ob mine Performed by: Edward Sterling Wright Written by: Paul Lawrence Dunbar Record format: Edison Blue Amberol cylinder Release number: 2235 (.3) Release date: April 1914 NPS object catalog number: EDIS 34435 ** Historical note: Edward Sterling Wright was an African-American actor educated at Emerson College of Oratory in Boston. His recitations helped to introduce and popularize the works of African-American poet Paul Lawrence Dunbar.
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Topic: Spoken Word
Source: National Park Service
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Apr 25, 2005 Randy Zane Gillespie, Jr.
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Topics: Avantgarde, Electronic, Process, Computer, Algorithmic
Source: CD
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Jun 7, 2005 Ginsberg, Allen; Whalen, Philip
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Allen Ginsberg discusses politics, attitude, anxiety, aggression, and nonviolent action. Ginsberg discusses Rainer Maria Rilke with Philip Whalen, reads an improvised poem, asks a student to do the same, then discusses the process. The tape ends with some talk about Naropa's money problems.
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Topics: New American Poetry, New York School, West Coast poetry, spiritualism and literature, beat...
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Jun 30, 2005 Wilson, Peter Lamborn
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Second half of a lecture by Peter Lamborn Wilson. This portion of the lecture is a question and answer session discussing topics such as cannabis culture, Native Americans and peyote use, and the Palestinian Liberation Front. (Continued from 99P053)
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Aug 3, 2005 Rakosi, Carl
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A Carl Rakosi lecture on experimentation and innovation in writing, examining the role of the reader as well as the writer. He notes the modern emphasis on originality, and looks at the possibilities for innovation in subject matter, form, and language, touching briefly on the work of Walt Whitman, Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, Louis Zukofsky, James Joyce, and Jackson MacLow. Rakosi then turns his attention to the reader. He divides the audience for experimental poetry into poets, would be poets,...
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Aug 13, 2005 John Holowach
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If you are interested in licensing any music provided, please contact licensing@_narphonax.com (take out the underscore before sending) Also use that address for offers of original composition work MY OTHER ALBUMS : A Basement Of Broken Dreams Piano Works Melodies Of Fear Elements Watchtower MY ONLINE FILM : Fever Dreams VISIT THIS ARTIST AT NARPHONAX.COM UPDATE: Thanks for all the kind words! Sickness in the World is the follow-up to acclaimed opensource album A Basement Of Broken Dreams ....
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Topics: Music, Techno-Industrial, Trip-Hop, Break Beats, Down beat / Chill, Ambient, Album Releases, Full...
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Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
Aug 30, 2005 Creeley, Robert; Ginsberg, Allen
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First half of a lecture by Robert Creeley on the imagination of procedure with advice on Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Robert Duncan, Walt Whitman, Hart Crane, Robert Frost, and Louis Zukofsky. Also included in this lecture are readings from Pound, Whitman, and Creeley's own works. Allen Ginsberg adds to the lecture by posing a specific question to Creeley about Whitman and Charles Olson. (Continues on 86p022.) Keywords: New American Poetry, objectivist poetry, Black Mountain School, art...
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Sep 15, 2005 Allen, Paula Gunn; Ginsberg, Allen; Taylor, Steven; Waldman, Anne
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First half of a performance with Steven Taylor, Anne Waldman, Paula Gunn Allen, and Allen Ginsberg. Taylor opens singing several songs including "London" by William Blake, set to music by Tuli Kupferberg. Waldman reads excerpts from Iovis and Kaliyuga Blues. Paula Gunn Allen's performance includes "Never cry uncle," "Heyoka (Coyote tale)," "Koshkalaka (Ceremonial dyke)," "That's a switch or so she said," and "Quien es que anda (Who is it...
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Sep 27, 2005 Ginsberg, Allen
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Allen Ginsberg class on steps of revising autobiographical poems. The class includes readings of Hart Crane and Percy Shelley and discussions about Gregory Corso, Basil Bunting, and Ezra Pound. The class also includes discussions and reviews of student work.
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Topics: New American Poetry, modernist poetry, romantic poetry, autobiography, beat movement, objectivist
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Oct 6, 2005 Smith, Harry
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Harry Smith lecture on mythology and cultural practices in traditional and indigenous cultures. Among other topics, he discusses belief in reincarnation, the ceremonial use of peyote, and creation stories.
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Oct 7, 2005 Taylor, Steven
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Second half of Steven Taylor's lecture on songs. Taylor sings an ode by Horace and discusses Greek modes and the emotions associated with them. (Continued from 87P049)
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Second half of Peter Lamborn Wilson's lecture on the temporary autonomous zone, or the pleasures of disappearance. Wilson looks at the ways in which individuals and groups have created alternatives or found refuges from dominant repressive social realities. He also examines how artists and writers have achieved temporary autonomous zones in terms of creativity, linguistics, and thought processes. Wilson concludes by proposing strategies for consciously creating temporary autonomous zones as a...
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Dec 12, 2005 Burroughs, William S.; Ginsberg, Allen; Waldman, Anne
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Second half of a class by William S. Burroughs on the technology and the ethics of wishing. This half contains additional commentary by Anne Waldman and Allen Ginsberg. Included is a question and answer session that covers the space shuttle Challenger explosion, lucid dreaming, yoga, feminine energy, DNA, the Dalai Lama, and music. Waldman also discusses the ego, rituals, science and why questions, death, birth, mortality, and the bodhisattva. (Continued from 86p001.) Keywords: beat movement,...
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Dec 20, 2005 Wilson, Peter Lamborn
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First half of a lecture by Peter Lamborn Wilson. Wilson plays a few music CDs followed followed by a discussion of William S. Burroughs's book The Western Lands, Marco Polo, Caliph of Cairo, Mongol raids, Arthur Rimbaud and other topics. (Continues on 99P052)
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The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
Dec 27, 2005 O. Henry
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Librivox recording of The Gift of the Magi, by O. Henry. Read by Betsie Bush . The Gift of the Magi is an O. Henry short story in which a young couple are very much in love with each other but can barely afford their one-room apartment. For Christmas, they each make a sacrifice to purchase a gift for the other, with ironic results. The moral of the story is that physical possessions, however valuable they may be, are of little value in the grand scheme of things. The true unselfish love that...
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Topics: Christmas, literature, audiobook, librivox
Source: Librivox recording of Gutenberg e-text #7256
Books on Tape
Feb 16, 2006 Books on Tape
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She's Dead To Me Patron Saints III Death in the Sex Shop 1. She's Dead To Me 1. She's Dead To Me 1. She's Dead To Me 1. She's Dead To Me 2. Patron Saints III 2. Patron Saints III 2. Patron Saints III 2. Patron Saints III 3. Death in the Sex Shop 3. Death in the Sex Shop 3. Death in the Sex Shop 3. Death in the Sex Shop
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Mar 14, 2006 Smith, Harry
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A very short excerpt of Harry Smith talking about slam dancing, fans and clocks, and pinhole cameras,
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Mar 17, 2006 Codrescu, Andrei
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Lecture by Andrei Codrescu focusing on writing and publishing, especially as it relates to his experience in Romania. He discusses publishing with a focus on small presses run by writers. The lecture follows Codrescu's personal history, moving to New York in the 1960s where he encountered the mimeograph as a printing press. The talk continues with the end of the mimeograph era and the beginning of the perfect bound printing methods of the 1980s and the electronic printing technology of the...
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Mar 24, 2006 diPrima, Diane; Ginsberg, Allen; Waldman, Anne
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Second half of a reading by Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, and Diane diPrima. Some of the readings included are Ginsberg's "Stay Away from the White House," "Waldman's "Empty Speech" and diPrima reading from "Revolutionary Letters." (Continued from 74p008.)
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Mar 24, 2006 diPrima, Diane; Ginsberg, Allen; Waldman, Anne
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First half of a reading by Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, and Diane diPrima. Some of the readings included are Waldman's "Fast Speaking Woman," Ginsberg's "A Manifesto," and diPrima's "Loba." (Continues on 74p009.)
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Audio Books & Poetry
Apr 16, 2006 Jim Barrett
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Recorded in the far north of Sweden in June-August 2005 this is the second CD by NaDa Baba (the first is Yidaki Mind Tree, also on the Internet Archive). It was released on Music Your Mind Will Love You records and remains available there in a hand made case. Review from Unbroken Circle: http://www.theunbrokencircle.co.uk/special_features-mandrake_screams_3.htm On their second release 'Ambient Time Arm', the primitive Australian soundscapes of NaDa BaBa take us back not decades but hundreds of...
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Topics: didgeridoo, tribal, trance, soul medicine, drone, visuals, sitar, drums, poetry, bells, samples,...
The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
Apr 16, 2006 Heinrich Hoffman
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Librivox recording of Struwwelpeter, by Heinrich Hoffman. (English translation) Read by Catharine Eastman. Struwwelpeter (Slovenly Peter) is an illustrated collection of humorous children’s poems describing ludicrous and usually violent punishments for naughty behavior. Hoffmann, a Frankfurt physician, wanted to buy a picture book for his son for Christmas in 1844. Not impressed by what the stores had to offer, he instead bought a notebook and wrote his own stories and pictures. While...
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Topics: literature, audiobook, children, librivox, poetry
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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Apr 24, 2006 Taylor, Steven
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First half of a Steven Taylor lecture on the history of music, beginning with music in ancient Egypt, Sumer, and Greece and moving on to the evolution of music in European countries. He discusses the Greek modes and plays examples of music from different periods. The lecture ends with a recording of an Ed Sanders musical setting of a latin phrase. (Continued on 86P053)
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